My 4 year old and I have been talking a lot lately about obedience. She is the child in the house who seems to always fly under the radar. Everyone could be busily doing their chores and she is no where to be found. Daddy and I have caught on to her tricks lately and she has been receiving great amounts of discipline.
Yesterday Peanut and I had a serious talk about her behavior. I told her that I could not continue with her school unless she started obeying Mommy better than she had been. She is not the typical child who says yes Maam. She says yes Maam but needs an explanation for everything. We are also working on her obeying without asking why? Well back to her always wanting an explanation, she proceeded yesterday to want to know why she needed to obey while Mommy was teaching her Phonics. I told her because This was going to help her to learn how to read.
Then she said,"If I don't obey then I will have to do pre-school my whole life."
I said, "Yes and you won't be able to read to your children someday."
She said, "Mommy I will just read my pre-school books to them."
These are the times when I just have to laugh inside and wait to see the fruit of our labor.